Kanye West, (who’s currently suggesting that he be called “Ye”), has been going through something of late, and it’s stirring up controversy at just about every turn.
It seems as though West has found himself deep in the dark corners of American conspiracy theories, and is now beginning to spew the sort of hateful rhetoric outlined by a great many antisemitic voices before him.
His latest tirade comes complete with vestiges of one of the oldest and most diabolical suggestions of all.
Rapper and entrepreneur Kanye West claimed last week that the U.S. is being run by “300 Zionists,” one of many antisemitic statements that he has continued to make despite criticism and pleas for him to stop.
In a clip that was posted and re-posted by extremists on social media, West is seen to claim: “Somehow our country has been taken over by, you know, maybe about 300 Zionists.” He does not define the term “Zionist.”
This antisemitic trope has been around for decades, with its modern-day telling being largely attributed to Behold a Pale Horse by William Cooper – a book that contained a number of wild theories, including that some version of the “Illuminati” was planning a phony UFO invasion of planet earth in order to usher in a one-world-government.
This is far from the first mention of such vile drivel from Ye, who recently caused a great deal of controversy by bringing known Holocaust denier and avid white supremacist Nick Fuentes to a dinner with former President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago.